Monday, September 7, 2009

Another Challenge - Be inspired to build a House!

Well so far, I have spent my labor day building houses! But it's been a labor of love! The boys and I spent much of the long weekend outside collecting all kinds of bit so f nature (as usual) and today we layed them out to and were trying to see what we could make with them.

We had tried to do some spore printing after reading the Resurrection Fern Blog and it was a big fail, so I had this big mushroom cap and I tore off a piece of it to take a closer picture and set the cap down. When I looked back at the cap, it looked like a cute little hut perfect for a gnome, a snail or maybe a smurf. Of course the wheels started turning and I was sure that the creature that would live in the hut wouldn't be satisfied with a boring abode, so we made a few modifications with the treasures we found on our walks. Here are the different models we came up with (the one above "Helicopter" and it's my favorite):

The Pine Cone
The Queen Anne
The Tulip Poplar
The Pine Branch
The Conifer
The Acorn
The Walnut
The Weed

I hope you enjoyed checking out my labor day work! Which one would you live in? Here's a challenge for you. Take found items and make your own little house. Try not to buy anything at all. Then post a link in the comments or send me a picture and the story behind your house (what you used,what inspired it, how you made it, who lives in it, etc.. ) and I'll post it here! happy building!

Update!
Here's a little treasury I put together to help inspire your houses!

9 comments:

Yummy and Company said...

those would make great squirrel helmets!

Block Party Press said...

Ha! I can totally see that too! I might have to do a little photoshop later :P

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

You made me laugh out loud, thanks for sharing your fun - I'll bet you laughed a little while making them too!

Block Party Press said...

Anytime Lynn! I will admit there were a few giggles as we labored!

melis731 said...

Hi!
I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful ring and necklace from your giveaway! I blogged about it here if you'd like to read it
http://melis731.blogspot.com/
Take care,
Melissa

The Garden Bell said...

Wow. Do we think a like. I love making what I call Fairie Cottages or Hobbit Houses. In fact I put one on my blog today for Lucy over at Attic 24.

Aren't these just fun to make and a total mind escape. You simplicity is the best. I tend to get carried away and go on and on..

Can't wait to see what you come up with next

Block Party Press said...

Meli - You're very welcome! Thanks so much for blogging about it!

Garden Bell - I'll have to check your blog! Trust me it took a lot of willpower to keep them simple :)

The Garden Bell said...

I just finished my blog and link over to user if that's OK. As you are such a nature inspriation to me.

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Have a great weekend. Can't wait to see what you find.

Jessica Poundstone said...

So. Much. Fun!

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